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Looking for an epic guided kayak tour near Orlando? Call 352-589-7899 and Central Florida Nature Adventures, llc will make it happen for you!  

Kayaking near Orlando is absolutely incredible. Rated "Excellent" on Trip Advisor with tours on 5 different rivers we offer a variety of guided kayak trips close to the Orlando area. 

Whether you're a beginner or an adventurous soul, into birding, nature, photography or just having a safe, relaxing time on the water...
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St. Johns River and Blue Springs Run 
Several springs and tributaries join the St Johns to create estuaries for fish of all kinds. As you paddle over the clear waters of Blue Springs, you can see the fish and turtles swimming under your kayak. The Bald Eagles, Osprey, Herons, Wood Storks, Limpkins, Anhingas, Egrets, Cormorants, Alligators, Turtles, Garfish, Bass and many more species thrive here and call this place home. Just up I-4 from Orlando makes this tour a favorite! It's a relaxing 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
St Johns River I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
St Johns River II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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Winter Manatee Tour 
Here during Winter? This awesome tour is available in the Winter months when the Manatees are present in the spring run. If you have never experienced this gentle giant now is the time! Just north of Orlando, this is an incredible 2-3 or 4-5 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Winter Manatee I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Winter Manatee II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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Blackwater Lake 
Paddle through an enchanted blackwater forest to a beautiful lake rimmed with Cypress trees that are hundreds maybe even thousands of years old. These weathered trees tell many stories about the history of this land. Less than an hour from Orlando, Blackwater Lake is a 2-3 hour treat.
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary 
Extreme Blackwater Lake I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

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Rock Springs Run 
This river meanders through live oak hammocks as well as wide open savannas. The water is crystal clear and home to many types of fish, wading birds and other wildlife. See the turtles sunning on the logs and watch the Great Egret fishing for a meal. There are many places to stop and relax or if you choose to, go for a swim. Being close to Orlando also makes this a great 2-3 hour tour.
Level of Difficulty: Some Experience Necessary
Rock Springs Run I $64.00 (2-3 hours)

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Extreme Emerald Cut 
This fun run takes you on some of Central Florida's fastest water. Paddle upstream to the top and let the river push you back down to the bottom. For the experienced paddler this narrow river screams excitement. The longer 4-5 hour trip is a combo tour of Rock Springs Run and the fast waters of Emerald Cut. Along with some wildlife viewing this is an awesome 2-3 or 4-5 hour Orlando Kayaking Tour!
Level of Difficulty: Previous Experience Necessary
Extreme Emerald Cut I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Extreme Emerald Cut II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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Wekiva River (Sanford, FL) 
These shallow waters create a fantastic environment for many different species of plants, fish and other wildlife. This Orlando kayaking tour is right off of I-4 and we are able to do a 2-3 hour tour or a 4-5 hour tour here.
Level of Difficulty: No Experience Necessary 
Wekiva River I $64.00 (2-3 hours)
Wekiva River II $94.00 (4-5 hours)

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Silver River (Silver Springs, FL) 
Silver Springs which creates the Silver River is the second largest spring in Florida and it's absolutely beautiful! You will tune your paddling skills going upstream but the trip back is a breeze. You’ll have a chance to see lots of wildlife; otters, wading birds, hawks, owls, raccoons, wild pigs and more. See giant garfish, armored catfish, bowfin and maybe even a monkey or 12. If you are staying near Orlando and want to experience one of the most pristine rivers in Central Florida this is an unforgettable 4-5 hour tour or go for the full day, it's an extraordinary 6-7 hour paddle.
Level of Difficulty: Must be In Good Shape or you will be when you’re done ;-)
Silver River I $94.00 (4-5 hours)
Silver River II $129.00 (6-7 hours)

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We have packages for ages 5 and above and all of our tours are booked by reservation.
The prices listed here are per person, just add the tax and we are good to go.

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A back to School kayaking trip

There were lots of young birds out on the Wekiva River this morning. Most born in the Spring time they are all out feeding and learning the lessons of life. We saw Anhingas, Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Little Blue and Green Herons, Ospreys, Pileated Woodpeckers and a family of Sandhill Cranes. All the different shades of green you only get in Florida's Summer subtropical environment are present and we found a Baldfaced Hornet's nest hanging under the Red Maple Tree - You don't want none of that! Pink Mallow, Spatterdock and Scarlet Hibiscus are in bloom along the river's edge this time of year as well. The Wekiva River always gives up her treasures you just have to go look for them.

A Peaceful Easy Kayak Tour July 15, 2016

Rick and Char brought the crew with them this time for a little Wekiva River paddle. The river flows gently along and the birds love it. We saw the Little Blue Herons in the “calico” phase as well as the full adult "blue" phase; Great Blues were out hunting and fishing too. The Ospreys were flying overhead looking for lunch and the Mullet were darting around the kayaks leaving a wake as they passed us. As we kayaked along the river's edge, the shade from the Cypress, Red Maples and Live Oak Trees kept us cool. The River Cooter Turtles are out sunning on the logs this time of day and we enjoyed our peaceful morning on the Wild and Scenic Wekiva.

Sarah and her UK Adventure Buddies

Sarah and her adventure buddies from the UK came out for a little Rock Springs Run and Emerald Cut paddling today. Downstream we drifted past Spider Lilies in full bloom, Turtles sunning on the logs, Eel Grass swaying with the current and later we hung out at the rope swing. After a lunch break and a swim we decided to take on Emerald Cut. As we paddled along I heard one of the group whistling the theme song from Jurassic Park. How fitting was that. The lush vegetation makes you wonder what’s around the next corner. It’s a beautiful place to experience a great Florida adventure and the glide downstream makes all the effort worthwhile. What an awesome day spent with an awesome group of people! 

Kayaking the St Johns River and Blue Springs

We were a colorful bunch today paddling the St Johns River. April is a great time to be hanging outside. The Winter grays are fading to the greens of Spring and the animals are starting to nest. Right off the bat Allison and I had a Gator cross the river in front of us and we got a good look at him claiming his territory. He said “Hey” we said “Hey” and we all went on about our day. Paddling in Blue Springs is a real fantasy world and full of fish. The Air Plants are blooming while the Quill Leaf is reaching for the sun. The Gar Fish are stacked up together and the Turtles were out sunning too. The Cormorant held his post while Gerry and Mary kayaked by. They must have only been 8 feet away when they drifted past him. Leaving the spring run the Bald Eagle was our sentinel perched high in the trees. We could hear the Great Blue Heron chicks going off as they waited for more food. Snake Creek gave way to a few Purple Gallinules and we could hear the Red-shouldered Hawks flying around. The Osprey was out catching fish. The Green Heron we passed never moved a muscle. There were a few smaller Gators in the creek we got a peek at and several more sunning Turtles. Then the wind blew us back to the launch. The creations of Mother Nature never cease to amaze.